Lucky Charms Ice Cream

Lucky Charms Ice Cream for St  Patricks Day will have your little leprechauns jumping for joy
I am now my children's hero. I kid you not, this Lucky Charms Ice Cream tastes like cereal in a bowl. The mouthfeel I have created here will rival ANY ice cream giant. Ben & Jerry's will be begging me for the recipe. Oh wait, I am going to publish it here...lucky, lucky them.

Here's what I did, I soaked the cereal, not the marshmallows, in the cream and milk to get it started; kind of an infusion process, so the liquid would take on a cereal with milk flavor. And yeah, that's been done. But I took it a step further and took the cereal-milk mixture and dumped it in the food processor, pulverizing the tiny bits of cereal with the milk and cream to create the "real" cereal flavor. It turned out to be a magical idea. Then I made a custard and the rest is history. It was all kind of brilliant on my part.

It's so yummy looking. Don't have an ice cream maker? Here's my favorite one.

It tastes like you are eating Lucky Charms, straight out of a cereal bowl. You add in the marshmallows at the end of the ice cream making process and well, it's magically delicious!!

Your kids are going to love you for this, and well, adults WILL like it as well. So good, so good. Have I ever steered you wrong?

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Lucky Charms Ice Cream

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig | Serves: 1-1/4 quart


  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (full-fat if possible)
  • 1-1/2 cups Lucky Charms cereal (marshmallows removed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows


  • In a large pouring vessel combine cream, milk and buttermilk. Add cereal (no marshmallows) and let soak for 15 minutes, stirring at least twice. Pour contents into a food processor or blender and blend until cereal is pulverized into bits. Mixture will be slightly frothy and thick.
  • Pour milk mixture and sugar into a large saucepan. Heat on low until the sides of the pan are slightly bubbly and mixture is starting to warm. Stir constantly. Remove a 1/4 cup of the milk mixture and mix with egg yolks in a separate bowl. Add another 1/4 cup and so on, until egg mixture is at the same temperature as what is in the saucepan. Add egg mixture to the saucepan and stir until mixture coats the back of a spoon, do not boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  • Cool completely and place in the refrigerator until mixture is very cold, preferably overnight. Add mixture to ice cream maker and freeze according to manufactures direction. When Ice cream is done, pour in marshmallows while machine is still churning. As soon as they are combined, turn off machine and place ice cream in freezer until hardened, about 4 hours.

It tastes even better when you serve it in a sweet little cup. Try it!!!

Other Lucky Charms Recipes You Might Enjoy:
Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
Lucky Charms Cupcakes
Lucky Charms Martini
Lucky Charm Treat Pops
Boozy Lucky Charms Cereal Milkshakes

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21 Comments and 10 Replies

  1. Cool!! Looks so cute.

  2. I have made my own version of Lucky Charms ice cream before. Seeing this makes me want to run out and makes some more!

  3. alison 4

    Holy amazing icecream recipe……..this WILL be made very soon.

  4. This is going to be HUGE!! PS: Love the cup!

  5. Wow best idea ever!! I love Lucky Charms but never treat myself to it. I just may have to splurge now…

  6. Cathy, my kids would love this ice cream. They still would have a few days left to eat it, too. (The rule at our house is, that you can only indulge in these kind of treats during vacation.)

  7. j3nn 12

    That’s so awesome!! I feel like a kid just looking at those colorful little marshmallows. Homemade ice cream is hard to get the right consistency with; I hear gelatin and a bit of “neutral-flavored” alcohol, like vodka, helps as well. But you seem to have nailed it as is. Lucky kids! :)

  8. Lin 13

    I would love to make the Lucky Charms Ice Cream for my grandchildren when they come, but don’t have an ice cream maker; could the effect be kind of the same by following the recipe then…freezing…stirring…refreezing…strirring…etc?

  9. Holy cow! How long has it been since I’ve visited you? Too long, apparently, because you’ve got a gorgeous new design going! I absolutely LOVE it!

    And this ice cream looks amazing. My girls will love me when I make them this. Thanks!

  10. In the name of all things delicious, holy cow, this is amazing! Cereal ice cream. I die.

  11. BRILLIANT! i have to try this!!!

  12. So fun! As a child I used to pick out and eat the marshmallows, leaving the dry cereal for my sisters (ok, admission time, I still would)

  13. Terri A. 18

    Love it and the fact that I have to go buy Lucky Charms to make it! I never buy that kind of cereal because I eat the whole box. Now I can eat the rest of the box and have ice cream, too!

  14. Mrs. L 19

    I so need to get out my ice cream maker, just to make this batch!

  15. susan 20

    my 6 year old would be all over this. and can we please talk about those copper jello mold cups? i must put those on my wish list!

    • Cathy 21

      I got those molds at a garage sale for 25 cents. They are adorable and have fruit stamped out on the tops…grapes, cherries, lemons…so cute.

  16. val 22

    Brilliant with a Capital B.

  17. You, you stop it. I love this. It makes me smile!

  18. okay I just made Fruit Loops bars but this takes the cake – or the ice cream. SO Good Looking!! And creative and fun and I bet creamy and awesome!

  19. Barbara Thomas 28

    where do you find the marshmallows like that and that SIZE… Lucky charms are nothing like that….I would buy a box of these just for the size of the marshmallows. Oh and I’m so making this ice cream!!! Looks delish

  20. leslie 30

    For real…I am soooooo not showing this to my daughter. She would demand I make this immediately!

  21. Wow, I was never a fan of the sweet cereals for breakfast, but they’d be AWESOME in ice cream!


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